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Making and importing and uttering false coins, A163 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Art. 163. Making and importing and uttering false coins - Any person who make, imports, or utters false coins, in connivance with counterfeiters, or importers, shall suffer:1. Prisión correccional in its minimum and medium periods and a fine not to exceed Four hundred thousand pesos (₱400,000), if the counterfeited coins be any of the coinage of the Philippines.2. Prisión correccional in its minimum period and a fine not to exceed Two hundred thousand pesos (₱200,000), if the counterfeited coin be currency of a foreign country. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender makes, imports, or utters, false coins; and,

2) He commits such acts in connivance with counterfeiters, or importers.

References

⦁ Title 4 – Crimes Against Public Interest, Book 2, Revised Penal Code
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